SAN FRANCISCO — A police officer was shot early Wednesday morning during an exchange of gunfire with a suspect in the Castro district, according to multiple media reports.
The officer, whose condition was not immediately known, was rushed to a hospital.
The suspect was also shot and injured.
San Francisco police are investigating an officer-involved shooting early this morning in the city’s Castro District that injured an officer and a suspect, according to San Francisco police Sgt. Michael Andraychak.
ABC7 is reporting someone shot at two officers, who returned gunfire.
Officers assigned to the Castro District were flagged down by someone just after midnight regarding a suspicious vehicle in the area of 18th and Diamond streets. Officers approached the vehicle to investigate, and at some point gunfire was exchanged.
The area between Market and 19th streets and Castro and Eureka streets is closed this morning while police investigate the shooting.
The investigation is being conducted by San Francisco police, the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and the Department of Police Accountability.
Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the San Francisco police tip line at (415) 575-4444.
Bay City News Service contributed to this report.
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